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Welcome to West Shore's
Social Action Film Series!
We hope to present, on a monthly basis, documentary films on a variety of important and relevant issues. These films will be free and open to the public and will typically be accompanied by speakers who are authorities on that month's topic. We also invite you to stay after the film for refreshments and conversation!
West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
20401 Hilliard Blvd.
Rocky River, Ohio 44116
Free Parking (Click here for directions)
Saturday, May 11 at 7:00pm
My Neighbourhood tells the story of Mohammed El Kurd, a Palestinian teenager growing up in the heart of East Jerusalem. When Mohammed's family is forced to give up a part of their home to Israeli settlers, local residents begin peaceful protests, and in a surprising turn, are quickly joined by scores of Israeli supporters. Mohammed comes of age in the face of unrelenting tension with his neighbours and unexpected co-operation with Israeli allies in his backyard.
My Neighbourhood is latest short film by Just Vision, an organization that uses film and media to increase the power and legitimacy of Palestinians and Israelis working to end the occupation and resolve the conflict nonviolently.
The Imagine Peace Task Force of West Shore U.U. Church is also pleased to welcome CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), the Middle East Peace Committee of Cleveland Peace Builders, and Interfaith Peace Builders Ohio to comment on the film and answer questions from the audience. (Film length: 50 minutes)
5 Broken Cameras
Saturday, June 8 at 7:00pm
The first-ever Palestinian film to be nominated for best Documentary Feature Academy Award, the critically-acclaimed 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of life and non-violent resistance in Bil’in, a West Bank village surrounded by Israeli settlements.
Shot by Palestinian farmer Emad Burnat, who bought his first camera in 2005 to record the birth of his youngest son, Gibreel, the film was co-directed by Burnat and Guy Davidi, an Israeli filmmaker. Structured in chapters around the destruction of each one of Burnat’s cameras, the filmmakers’ collaboration follows one family’s evolution over five years of village upheaval.
Burnat watches from behind the lens as olive trees are bulldozed, protests intensify and lives are lost in this cinematic diary and unparalleled record of life in the West Bank. (Film length: 94 minutes)
Cosponsored by: CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations),
Cleveland Peace Action, Interfaith Peace Builders Ohio,
and the Imagine Peace Task Force of West Shore U.U. Church
Hosted by West Shore Social Action Committee
Questions? Call 440-333-2255
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